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Jocko's Steak House

125 N Thompson Ave, Nipomo, CA 93444
805-929-3565
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Ranked #1 of 37 Restaurants in Nipomo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This restaurant came highly recommended from the locals and it didn’t disappoint. Our party arrived a bit earlier than scheduled and the wait staff was friendly and helpful; however, be prepared to wait a bit even after your reservation. Thankfully our wait was only 15 minutes but talking with others, it appears it can run a bit more. It’s definitely... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The 14 ounce small Spencer (See Picture) is one inch thick and done to perfection over a wood fire Santa Maria style with a grill raised by a chain and pulley. Wonderful beans and salsa. Good salad with hearty blue cheese dressing. A great dish of peppers, celery and associated vegetables on table and good spumoni ice cream (big dish... More

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O'Fallon, Illinois
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106 reviews 106 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The packed parking lot says it all. This off-the-beaten path eatery is known locally for its outstanding menu and great bar-b-q and steaks. It is worth the wait (Jocko's bar is a very pleasant place to relax) until a table becomes available. The atmosphere is definitely rural California coastal chic, and the reasonable prices reflect this. The menu is extensive... More

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Los Angeles, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

By far, the best steak I've ever had. I've been to all the fancy places in LA, NY, and all over the world. But Jocko's consistently beats the competition at half the price. The Large Spencer is my favorite, sometimes I'll get the extra cut, but usually the large is more than enough. The oak coals and seasoning give it... More

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Tehachapi, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We took our daughter, son-in-law and grandkids out to dinner. Our son-in-law doesn't care for steak very often. He looked over at me after tasting his steak and said "I could eat this everyday". The steak was delicious. The service was excellent. The servers couldn't do enough to please us. We will definitely return again. The wait can be long,... More

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Temecula, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Well worth the long wait - the salsa and steak are amazing. Go for the larger spencer and enjoy. Do make a reservation and plan on getting seated later if it is a weekend, but don't fill up on crackers while you wait for the food. It will not be another 5 years before we go back!

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Scotts Valley, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A great place to get wonderful steak. The Spencer is the best cut and enough to feed 2 people. Due to unusually long wait times (even if you have a reservation) we usually get take out ordering early. This service is great and avoids impatient fidgeting and embarrassing stomach growling. Don't miss it if your on the central coast.

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Nipomo, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lucky enough to avoid the well known LONG wait to get a table which made a huge difference on eating there. The meal was AMAZING, perfectly cooked steak that was so tender and arrived very quickly after ordering. Biggest steak I've ever had in a restaurant and unbelievable for the price! It was so good we went back the following... More

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Bakersfield
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We made reservations for a 50th birthday dinner. Upon arrival 45 minutes earlier then our scheduled reservation time we contacted the host. We gave our name and time of our reservation to the hosts. They both looked at us and said they had given our reservation away earlier. We asked how that could of happened. They told us that someone... More

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Immenstadt im Allgau, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The steaks served at this place are truly out of this world! After visiting the first time and being served a huge piece of meat prepared on their big white oak BBQ, I decided to ride my motorcycle 300 miles just to have a steak. Trying to impress the server I told her of my ride. Totally unimpressed, she told... More

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